Florida residents who like the outdoors but want to protect themselves against the dangers they may be exposed to while hiking or hunting may wish to take note of a recent recall of Rocky Brands boots. The boots are designed to protect wearers from snake bites. The company determined that the boots can fail to protect a wearer's feet, exposing him or her to personal injury that may be deadly. The recall followed a demonstration of the boots that ended in the demonstrator receiving a snake bite.
Rocky claims to be the leader and innovator of snakebite-protecting boots. The company stated that the snake-resistant fabric used in the manufacturing process is supplied by another company, and this material failed during the demonstration. The boots were described as camouflage-patterned rubber boots that are 16 inches tall.